If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place. Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club. Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing. See the Members' Page for more info.
The countdown is on for the thirteenth staging of this hugely popular fixture in the race calendar.
Incorporating both the seventh race in the Warwickshire Road Race League and the Midland Counties 10k Road Championship the event will be a major attraction for local athletes. New this year is a Corporate Team prize for non-club runners.
The race organisers have again chosen to work with the children's charity Zoë's Place as the main beneficiary. The race also supports the Allesley Festival and Allesley Scouts.
Online and postal entries accepted.
More details ...
New Wednesday Training Session
A new group session has been
added to the Wednesday night training schedule. Aimed at those wanting to add
some distance training the group will take in runs of between 7 and 9 miles
to offer a good middle distance
session - perfect for half & marathon training.
Pace will be 8-9 minute miling (ish), and sets will be organised so that everyone benefits and no-one gets left behind.
Weekly sessions will be posted on the training page.
Training for Distance?
Sunday morning training sessions targeted towards the half and full marathon
distances start from the Jag Club at 9am
on Sundays. With an eye on events such as the Kenilworth and Birmingham half-marathons
and the Nottingham and Abingdon marathons later this year, the weekly
training plan will take in a variety of routes, with distances designed to
get you in perfect shape for your race day.
See training plan
The Club's Summer Handicap Series comprises six races, staged
on the first Wednesday of each month from April through to September, and
is a hugely popular fixture both for Club regulars and for guests. In Race 3
on Wednesday 3 June first lady home Alix Almond gained
maximum points for the women. First Northbrook man home was Andy McConville who
stormed round the course in a PB 18:22. ("Just practising for the Two
he said afterwards). After three races Gemma Darby moves to the top of the
ladies' table, and Andy McConville leaps ahead to lead
the men's with a 1-point lead over 2nd placed Tony Bowe.
Next race is on 8 July.
More details Results of race 3
Wednesday 24 June
A record entry of 67 runners in the club's annual 3-leg relay race on country lanes, with teams made up of runners of differing abilities. Joe Kelly was first back on leg 1, Craig McNaney led home leg 2, and Amanda Deavy led home the winning team on leg 3.
Results and pics ...
A Club night event with a challenge
Travel by train to the start point and
then race your clubmates back to the finish. The challenge
is to negotiate the mainly off-road route without falling or getting lost.
Meet at Tile Hill Station at around 7pm in time to catch the Centro 7.15pm-ish train to Hampton in Arden. Drinks in the Bell Inn afterwards.
More details on the Race the Train page
A range of Club branded running apparel is now available to
purchase at attractive prices.
Take a look at the kit page to see what's on offer.
Recent Race Results
Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out
Recent Northbrook race results
The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 15 June.
Runners of the Month
M70 age category leader
F35 age category leader
after 5 races in East Midlands Grand Prix
Wednesday night training schedules for the next few weeks
Northbrook training sessions
Current Northbrook club diary of club running events
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site
If you haven't yet come across this web site you might like to check it out. There's lots of useful stuff there, all beautifully presented, and there's a delightful animated video that's both amusing and inspiring.
Northbrook AC has been named as
Club of the Year by the organisers of the 2015 Coventry
Half-Marathon in a competiton open to all
local running clubs. Clubs were invited to submit details of their activities
and the support they could offer to the half-marathon which takes place on
A spokesperson for the organisers GO2 said: "We were really impressed with your application and think you will be an excellent addition to the Coventry Half Marathon".
Mark Baker, Club Secretary said: “Northbrook Athletic Club is excited to be selected as the Decathlon Coventry’s Half Marathon Club of the Year. The friendly atmosphere at Northbrook encourages runners of all abilities to reach their goal."
Northbrook's welcoming atmosphere and the training plans specially
designed for the
Myton Hospice runners contributions to the Club's success.
In return, to show our support, we agreed to provide at least 10 volunteers on the day to help with marshalling, drink stations, etc., and to provide pacers for various groups.
More details on the Coventry's Half-Marathon website.
Coventry Half-Marathon Northbrook results
Northbrook Eggheads in Sphinx Quiz Success
Guests Northbrook took the winners' prize by a comfortable margin at the Sphinx AC quiz night on 19 June. The winning team of Steve Turvey, Richard Hands, Richard Cawley, Spencer Davies and Tracy Cox were rewarded with bottles of wine and chocolates. Joint 3rd placed Damian Pharoah, Mark Baker, Corinna O'Connor, Tom Miller and Terry Moynihan just missed a podium prize on a tie-break - guessing the price of 1st and 2nd class stamps incorrectly, despite scoring zero on an earlier 'risk round', where one wrong answer wiped out the score for that round.
Thanks to Sphinx for hosting an enjoyable event in which 18 teams took part.
A Corker of a Run for Deavy
Amanda Deavy's run of success continues with another superb performance
over the half-marathon distance, running in the Cork,
Ireland half-marathon on 1 June.
Invited to take part by the race organisers in conjunction with Coventry City Council as a result of her leading lady finish at the 2015 Coventry Half-Marathon, Amanda repaid the honour by taking the 2nd lady prize in a time of 1:24:47.
Co-sponsored for the race by Northbrook AC, Amanda said "I am a very happy bunny, despite the wet and windy conditions". Travelling companion Nobby Northbrook was equally pleased.
Ladies Marathon Club Record Smashed - Again
Running a superb 3:01:15 Ladies
Club Captain Amanda Deavy set a new ladies'
club record for the distance at the Manchester Marathon on 19 April.
Already club record holder for the distance (set at the Abingdon marathon
in October 2014) Amanda knocked more than 7 minutes off her previous
best time, and finished 4th LV35.
See all Club records
Grand Prix Leads for Pittard and Duggan
Jill Pittard and evergreen Mick Duggan lead
the FV35 and M70 tables
approaching the end of the East Midlands Grand
Prix Series. With one race still to go Jill Pittard has a commanding
lead over her nearest rival. Mick Duggan
has won 4 out of the five races he has completed so far.
Details of the series Northbrook results after Race 7
Northbrook Ladies Claimed 2nd Place
The Cotswold Hilly 100 is a 100 mile road relay race that is divided into 10 legs each of approx 10 miles. The race starts at the American Fountain, Market Square in Stratford upon Avon and finishes at the Stratford Sports Club and follows a route of mainly minor roads that meanders through the Cotswolds. As the name suggests there are a number of 'undulations' throughout the route. Teams start at either 5am, 6am or 7am depending on their predicted overall time. Northbrook entered 5 teams. Results
Northbrook Helps Myton to Success in Coventry Half-Marathon
Myton Hospice entrants to the Coventry Half-Marathon appreciated the invitation to join in the Northbrook Sunday morning training sessions. Their improved running enhanced their half-marathon experience.
£2000 Gift to Zoë's Place
The Northbrook 10k Race Committee selected Zoë's Place
as the major fundraising beneficiary of the 2014 event. At the Annual Northbrook
Awards evening on 25th January, Race Director Tony French presented
a cheque for £2000 to Zoë's Place Corporate Fundraiser Lyn Armstrong.
Since its inception 12 years ago, the 10k road race has donated nearly £13000 to local charities.
Zoë's Place will again be the main beneficiary of the 2015 event, taking place on Sunday 12 July. See more details.
Serial Marathoner Gets Century
The Club's serial Marathon runner Tony Bowe claimed
his 100th completion of the distance during the 4-day epic Marathon event at
Milton Keynes on 7 February. Tony is now an expert in the topography of
Caldecotte Lake, a piece of water he circumnavigated 28 times during the event.
Northbrook Road Race Champs
The Road Race tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results
of qualifying races sent in to the web site. Five months into the year and
Corinna O'Connor has established a lead at the top of the ladies' table
with Scott Shepherd at the top of the men's listing. Scott Shepherd
and Amy Burdis both have commanding leads in the senior tables. Corinna O'Connor
and Sarah McNaney lead the lady vets' tables, whilst Mike Wheeler
and Tony Bowe head up the vets' table for the men.
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2015
Warwickshire Road Race League
A series of 11 middle-distance road races starting with the Massey Easter
5 mile in April and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in September.
After three races Clare Rowntree is just one point ahead of Clare Rowntree in the senior ladies table. Cath Fenn is placed third LV35, leading Amanda Deavy in fifth who has a race in hand. Scott Shepherd is the highest placed Northbrook athlete with a second place in the senior men's table. In the team placings, Northbrook Men are 3rd; Northbrook Ladies are placed 2nd.
Read more ...
Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.
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